PCCW Global launches SD-WAN service to boosts IP-MPLS

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PCCW Global has launched a new global SD-WAN service across 80 countries to complement its existing fiber-based IP-MPLS services.

The new service promises PCCW’s enterprise customers  a secure, application aware network that continually optimizes for performance and cost in real time, and delivers a vastly improved user experience.

As enterprises seek to extract the most value from exciting new technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics and the Internet of Things, heavy demands on branch networks often lead to increasing complexity along with cost and resource-intensive WAN management.

PCCW Global’s SD-WAN service promises to address these challenges head-on by simplifying multi-site WAN deployment and management. The service optimizes traffic in real time by constantly adapting to meet changing business needs while simultaneously balancing performance and cost. Traffic is intelligently routed over a preferred network path from a combination of IP-MPLS, broadband and 4G LTE connections in order to meet pre-defined network and performance policies. The service is transport agnostic, so enterprises are able to make use of an existing PCCW Global MPLS network, or even connectivity provided by another service provider.

Also, customers can take control of their own SD-WAN network through a centralized management portal that provides advanced visibility, configuration, reporting and trouble-shooting capabilities.

The SD-WAN offering also complements PCCW Global’s existing Console Connect service, a global software-defined interconnection platform that provides automated, secure and predictable connectivity between the data center and business partners, major cloud service providers and business-critical applications across the globe.

Over 80 countries across the US, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania will be covered during the initial launch phase of the service, which will continue to be expanded through both PCCW Global’s existing network as well as third party networks. PCCW Global’s MPLS network itself spans over 3,000 cities in 150 countries, with direct extensions available to all major cloud providers.

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